Coral only exist in about two percent of the world’s aquatic habitats, but they are home to over 25 percent of all aquatic life. Alarmingly, they are disappearing very quickly and some scientists predict that all coral could disappear in as soon as 50 years.
The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is actively involved in coral conservation efforts both here at the Zoo and around the world. Every year our aquarists visit waters around the world and occasionally, bring coral back home to the Zoo to be studied.
This work has helped our veterinary and aquarist team make huge strides in finding cures for certain ailments in corals.
We are always in need of support to continue our important work with coral conservation around the globe. To donate to our Coral Conservation Fund, please click here.